lake trout

noun

Definition of lake trout

: any of various trout and salmon found in lakes especially : mackinaw trout

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Researchers at the University of Wisconsin found that Chinook salmon and walleye had more days where the temperatures were best for them, while siscowet lake trout had fewer days per year in its preferred temperature range. Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY, "Global warming could mean fewer fish for sportfishing, more die-offs across US," 9 July 2019 But also bad news for lake trout, which relied on the minnows as prey. Matt Simon, WIRED, "How Remote Lakes Could Help Unravel the Mysteries of Microplastic," 1 July 2019 The fish Smiley caught on May 4 was recognized this week as the Utah state record for a catch-and-release lake trout, measuring 48 inches. John Meyer, The Know, "Colorado man catches record fish the size of a 7-year-old child," 14 June 2019 In Yellowstone Lake, cutthroat are the native species falling victim to lake trout. Mike Koshmrl, The Seattle Times, "Officials consider whether lake trout swam to Yellowstone," 3 June 2018 From the records available, the Big Pond's ecosystem was dominated by one top predator, the lake trout. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Lake herring restoration is being considered for Lake Michigan," 3 Jan. 2018 There will be separate classes for lake trout and salmon, and there will be other activities such as a kids’ fishing pond, live music, food and a volleyball tournament. Phil Marty, chicagotribune.com, "Historical re-enactments, free fishing and more Midwest events," 11 May 2018 Cuts were made instead to plants of brown trout and lake trout. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Lake Michigan chinook and alewife are near the desired balance, a new report says," 28 Mar. 2018 At that size the walleye would have had to eat just one more juvenile lake trout to push it into record territory. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: The Wisconsin walleye record has stood since 1933. These five waters have the best potential to top it.," 25 May 2018

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1668, in the meaning defined above

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